Guide to the EHC assessment process

How to request an EHC Assessment

A request to the Local Authority to carry out an EHC assessment for a child or young person between 0 and 25, can be made by:

  • a school or post 16 education provision (ideally with the knowledge and agreement of the parent or young person)
  • the child’s parent 
  • a young person over 16 and under 25
  • other people (ref SEND code of practice 0 to 25 years 9.9 & 9.10)

Please note, a child must live in Solihull in order for Solihull Council to carry out an assessment.

Request an EHC assessment

The following pages will provide information about how the different stages of assessment are carried out and what parents and professionals can expect.

Child’s View

Listening to the child’s views is essential.

Solihull Council has a comprehensive and explicit approach to incorporating child’s voice within the work they do and within the EHCP process.

School Resources